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El Rio Laptop Backpack

A women's backpack with feminine patterning so you can rock it in a skirt.

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  • New Black - Rose Canvas
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  • Granite - Polyester Canvas
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What are the features?

Organization

Front slip pocket for easy access to phone or keys

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

Large main compartment fits books, lunch, and a light jacket

Secure zip pocket for cables, earbuds, stylus, cards, cash, etc.

Fit

Channeled airmesh ventilated back panel

Custom-fit strap design for a truer, more comfortable fit

Designed for a women's specific torso fit

Removable sternum strap

Clever Extras

Elasticized external side pocket for water bottle or U-lock

In-pocket key keeper

On-strap bottle opener for party tricks and quick refreshment

Materials

Refined metal hardware and printed liner for a you’re-worth-it vibe

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Internal slip pocket fits up to a 15" MacBook

What's this all about?

Finally, a full-sized backpack designed to fit women and all the stuff we carry to and from the office. Large enough to carry your laptop, lunch, and long coat, but small enough to feel yourself in stylish post-work meet-up, the El Rio is the stylish city girl's new go-to. Designed to fit a woman's body, the straps have a more narrow fit than Timbuk2's unisex packs, and the back panel is similarly designed to suit a female torsos. Zippered pockets provide easy but secure access where you need it, and a stretchy water bottle pocket helps keep you hydrated and relaxed.

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External Dimensions

Size Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
OS 11.2 28.5 12.4 31.5 18.3 46.5 6.5 16.5 1.9 0.8 1,648 27.0

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How to Calculate True Dimensions

  • 1 - Measure your True Width: true width = Width + Depth
  • 2 - Measure your True Height: true height = Height + Depth
  • 3 - Compare your numbers to our numbers and voila! Your laptop has found a new home
Size Width True Width Height True Height
  in cm in cm
OS 10.6 27.0 17.7 45.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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Warranty Repair

Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. But we also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship of your Timbuk2 product (gasp!), you can file a claim by completing Timbuk2's warranty repair claim . If your product meets Timbuk2's warranty policy, we will repair your bag. If your Timbuk2 product is damaged during normal or abnormal adventure, you will not qualify for a warranty replacement, but you will have epic stories to tell your friends. See if you qualify for a Timbuk2 warranty repair claim here and say hello to your Timbuk2 product for us.

Please note that we also have a handful of non-Timbuk2 manufactured products, such as Blue Bottle, all apparel, and Joey Charging Kits, included on the website. While we love these products and think they’re awesome, they’re not covered under our lifetime warranty.

Reviews (28)

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El Rio Laptop Backpack
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (24)
  • Comfortable strap (22)
  • Lots of pockets and features (19)
  • Good protection (16)
  • Weather proof (5)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (7)
  • Not weatherproof (5)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (24)
  • Travel (16)
  • School (13)
  • Light protection (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (26), Stylish (19), Budget shopper (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (18), Personal (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23), Yes (4)

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2.0

Cheap, imported

By NotHappy

From Boston

About Me: Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Dimensions

Cons

  • Cheap Construction
  • Cheap materials

Best Uses

  • School

Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

Timbuk2 proudly displays "Made in SF|CA" on their splash page and in lots of their materials. But the bag I received has a "Made in Vietnam" tag. I've owned 2 Timbuk2 messengers that I loved, and was hoping that this backpack would be more like the messenger bags. But it has ultra-lightweight construction, and not in a good way. The material looks cheap, and is super thin. The only thing this bag has going for it is that the dimensions and shape are very good--I feel like I'm carrying the weight of the bag in the right places, and I'm able to carry more with less pain.

  • Primary use:
  • Business
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

nice bag

By Eva

From New England

About Me: Practical, Stylish

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • Good Protection
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Not Enough Pockets

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Light Protection
  • School

Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

I am a small woman and this bag fits me very well.

Straps: definitely more comfortable than most backpacks. I wish it had a waist strap and not just a chest strap - and the chest strap doesn't quite adjust small enough for my frame.

Pockets: there aren't quite enough small compartments for phone, keys, pens, small notebook, wallet, etc. There are enough pockets in general I just wish there were more dividers.

Capacity: this is a pretty small bag. But that's the point. It fits a laptop, lunch, one book, and a sweater.

Looks: cuter than most backpacks but it's still a backpack. The polka-dot lining is adorable though.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

BEST BACKPACK EVER!!

By Ragamuffin4lyfe

From Richmond,VA

About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

Pros

  • Awesome
  • Comfortable Strap
  • Good Protection
  • Lots Of Pockets And Features
  • Rugged
  • Stylish
  • Weatherproof

Cons

  • Uhh None

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Light Protection
  • School
  • Travel

Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

This backpack is amazing!!! I was really lookin for something made out of recycled material and was not expecting the pack to be as nice as it is. Nice surprise and I will definitely continue to make purchases from timbuk2!!!!

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Great backpack

By Jen

From NJ

About Me: Comfort And Stylish

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • Good Protection
  • Good With Light Rain
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Feel Bit Tough On My Back
  • Hard Shelf For My Back
  • Not Enough Pockets

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Short Trip

Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

Try to find a light, not bulky, and stylish backpack. Able to pack clothes in along with my computer for my short trips. Like it so far

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

So happy with this backpack

By Amanda

From Philadelphia, PA

About Me: Practical, Stylish

Pros

  • Good Protection
  • Lots Of Pockets And Features
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Light Protection
    • Travel

    Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

    I use this bag commuting every day to work. I was starting to have problems with my back from carrying my laptop in a shoulder bag. Since I started using this backpack, all pain has gone away.

    There is tons of room and pockets and a good amount of cushioning to protect my laptop.

    I'm on the shorter side - 5'3" - and the backpack is a good size for me. The straps fit well and it's not too long.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    LOVE

    By j

    From san francisco

    About Me: Practical, Stylish

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Good Protection
    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

      i wanted a bag that i could commute to work with and still look good in a professional setting (i am a lawyer so needed something on the nice end); this bag is light, just the right size for a laptop, lunch and gym clothes, is fun and feminine but understated and durable. love it.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
       
      4.0

      Exactly what I was after.

      By AP

      From Tampa, FL

      About Me: Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Not Enough Pockets

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

      I was looking for a slim design laptop backpack that didn't look like I was going on a tactical mission, yet have a professional and feminine appeal. This bag is it! One note is that on the laptop finder, it said that the Dell E6420 would not fit in the bag, but I'm so glad I ordered it. IT FITS!

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Super stylin' and mega rad

      By Jermessi

      From Las Cruces, NM

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Bright Lining
      • Comfortable Strap
      • Stylish
      • Tough

      Cons

      • Not Enough Pockets
      • Not Weatherproof
      • Poor Bag Expansion
      • Poor Expansion

      Best Uses

      • Daily use
      • Travel

      Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

      I used this to travel and to carry weightlifting shoes and it holds up really well. My main gripe with this backpack is that it doesn't really expand well when you fill it. It feels like you're really pulling the fabric on the sides whenever you put thinks in any compartment and the pockets seem a bit tight for fitting headphones or a phone or anything in them.

      That said, I really like the style of the bag and it can absolutely carry your stuff comfortably. The chest-strap is really great for when you load it up and I've definitely used the bottle opener enough times to pay for the bag itself.

      9/10, would buy again.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great bag

      By BN

      From New Orleans, LA

      About Me: Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Stylish
      • Weatherproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Travel

        Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

        I really like this bag. It's small enough to look feminine, but big enough to carry essentials like a laptop, etc. I use it primarily for travel and have been very happy with it.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent, or so I think

        By jujuNelson

        From Cheboygan, MI

        About Me: Bargain Hunter, High-End Shopper, Minister, Practical, Traveler

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Good Protection
        • Stylish
        • Trendy
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

        • Key Strap Unsturdy
        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

        • Travel
        • Work Trips

        Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

        I actually haven't had the chance to use it yet, but I'm totally geeking out about being able to use it at the end of January on a work related trip & then again almost a week later on a personal vacation trip. I just ordered a wallet to go with it so that I may leave my backpack in the hotel room & take the essentials with me on a whim. It feel really comfortable & a good size for my small body (not even 5' tall).

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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